In this interview, Dr Bosserman and Dr Zon talk aboout the ins and outs of the upcoming implementation of MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The legislation will usher in the switch from volume- to value- and performance-based Medicare payments. It goes into effect in January 2019, but the measurements will be based on 2017 performance. Dr Zon lists five steps for preparing for MACRA: first, participate in the three 2016 quality-reporting programs – PQRS, meaningful use, and VBM – to avoid 2018 penalties; second, review your Quality and Resource Use Reports, or QRUR, which are available online; third, focus on performance by reviewing quality benchmarks and implementing strategies and workflows to ensure above-average performance; fourth, ensure data and information accuracy, eg, physician specialty and practice address; and fifth, audit and educate your practice on proper use of the International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 coding.
For more, listen to the podcast below, or click on the PDF icon at the top of this introduction to read a transcript of the interveiw.